New MRI May Help Spinal Cord Injury Repair

New MRI May Help Spinal Cord Injury Repair

Spinal cord injury disrupts the signaling pathway along the spinal cord, but this activity is heard to measure with current MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) practices due to their low signal and MRI sensitivity, or lack thereof rather. A new study at Vanderbilt, however, may help identify the bio-marker at the injury site and give clues […]

New Implant for Spinal Cord Injury Sufferers

New Implant for Spinal Cord Injury Sufferers

Utilizing a new implant, researchers in Switzerland gave rats with spinal cord injuries the ability to walk again. The implant, called the electronic dura, sits directly on the spinal cord, delivers drugs, and electric activity to the damaged area. The receptors and neurotransmitters reacted the same as in a patient with a healthy spinal cord. […]

Paraplegic Dogs Getting Treatment and Helping Humans

Paraplegic Dogs Getting Treatment and Helping Humans

A new study helping not only paraplegic dogs, but someday humans as well, is debunking a “one size fits all” approach to treatment even in the case of similar injuries. ┬áScientists recruited 19 dogs with similar spinal cord injuries and length of time from injury, so they could rule out spontaneous recovery, and treated all […]